Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boeing and unions; Man arrested for playing New Testament DVDs in his cafe; Special Prosecutor for "Fast and Furious"; Ohio to vote on overturning Obamacare; Geithner says jobs at $2m per job is ok; Wall St. still "occupied", no media coverage; Obama punts Gitmo to next President; Iran threatens military ships off American shores; Obama decides not to sell GM stock now; GM/China partnership gives GM technology to China; Health Insurance costs skyrocket since 2005; Governor suggests no Congressional elections for 2 years; Obama "wasn't ready to be President"; Herman Cain speaks from a core of fire deep within him; 87% of doctors disagree with AMA's support of Obamacare; Border Patrol releases confessed terrorists bent on Bin Laden Fatwa

Big Government reports on Solyndra: While ‘Project Gemini’ clearly shows that the company was interested in a second source of production in South Carolina because of “lower labor costs” and its “current hostage situation,” the problem with the union’s (and NLRB’s) entire evil corporate conspiracy theory is in the actual time line of events.
Very simply, the union’s (and NLRB’s) conspiracy theory falls apart when this is taken into account: The company that Boeing bought (Vought Aircraft) for what ultimately was chosen for the second 787 production facility was unionized at the time Boeing bought it—by the very same union, the International Association of Machinists.
In fact, as has been noted on several occasions, were it not for the South Carolina employees decertifying the Machinists’ union after Boeing bought the company, the union would have not likely have ever filed the charges against Boeing.  http://biggovernment.com/laborunionreport/2011/09/25/is-the-machinists-smoking-gun-theory-merely-a-smoke-screen-to-cover-its-own-actions/
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Charleston Business News writes: A look back in time: An employee at The Boeing Co.’s newly-acquired North Charleston operation has filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a decertification election that could disband the local Machinists union.
The petition was filed on Thursday, the same day Boeing completed its purchase of the plant from Vought Aircraft Industries for $580 million.
“The premise is that at least 30% of the work force has indicated that they no longer want to be represented by the Machinists union,” said Howard Neidig, assistant to the regional director at the NLRB’s regional office located in Winston-Salem, N.C. http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/28827-new-boeing-workers-file-to-decertify-machinists-union
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UK Daily Mail reports: Police have threatened a Christian cafe owner with arrest –for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen.
Jamie Murray was warned by two police officers to stop playing DVDs of the New Testament in his cafe following a complaint from a customer that it was inciting hatred against homosexuals.
Mr Murray, 31, was left shocked after he was questioned for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises.
He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an ‘aggressive inquisition’ during which he thought he was going to be arrested and ‘frog-marched out of the cafe like a criminal’.
But he added: ‘I have now checked on my rights and I am not going to be bullied by the police and the PC lobby out of playing the Bible silently in my cafe. It’s crazy. Christians have to stand up for what they believe in.’
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Expose Obama writes: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday called for a special prosecutor to investigate the growing “Fast and Furious” scandal,in which the Obama administration allowed guns to walk to Mexico,where they fell into the hands of drug lords and were found at the murder scene of at least one U.S. border agent.
Issa complained in a conference call that,“there is ongoing cover up of a pattern of wrongdoing that can’t be explained by any ordinary people (who tried) to do the right thing but made a mistake.”
(More here and here) Entertainingly,Attorney General Eric Holder would be the one who would have to appoint the person investigating… him;even more entertainingly,this actually makes it more difficult for Holder to stonewall things. http://www.exposeobama.com/2011/09/23/darrell-issa-calls-for-a-special-prosecutor-for-fast-and-furious/
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Expose Obama reports: As legal challenges to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul proceed to a decisive U.S. Supreme Court battle,state ballot boxes are becoming skirmishing grounds in efforts to impede the law.
Ohio residents will vote on Nov. 8 on an amendment to their constitution aimed at undercutting the federal Affordable Care Act,joining four states that considered similar measures last year and four slated to vote next year,according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Voters nationwide next year will consider the most ballot measures in more than a decade seeking to overturn laws passed by their legislators.
The ballot measures are needed to ensure lawmakers don’t go further than the federal law,such as by trying to enact a government-run system,said Jeff Longstreth,spokesman for Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom. They also send a message to the Supreme Court about citizen opposition,said Eric Novack,an orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix who led a 2010 campaign to pass a constitutional amendment in Arizona.
The proposed Ohio amendment says that no federal,state,or local law or rule “shall compel,directly or indirectly,any person,employer,or health care provider to participate in a health care system.” It also would not allow bans or penalties on the sale and purchase of healthcare or insurance ttp://www.exposeobama.com/2011/09/23/ohio-will-vote-on-obamacare-in-november/
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ABC News reports: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn't dispute a Harvard economist's estimate that each job in the White House's jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill's worth.
And he also pointed out, in an interview today with ABC News' David Muir, that there is no other option on the table for getting the economy moving and putting more people back to work. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/geithner-good-chance-jobs-act-pass/story?id=14609951
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On Facebook: Wall Street Is Occupied - And The Mainstream Isn't Reporting It https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150297287072282.331872.680962281

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IndecisionForever writes: It's nice to see Obama finally taking some action on this matter
After two years of false starts and protracted legal wrangling, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday authorizing the transfer of all 172 Guantánamo detainees to the next chief executive of the United States of America.
"The president's bold decision to move these enemy combatants to the subsequent administration should finally quiet critics who have accused him of inaction and impotence concerning this issue," White House press secretary Jay Carney said… http://www.indecisionforever.com/2011/04/14/the-onion-obama-orders-guantanamo-prisoners-transferred-to-next-president/
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The Australian reports: Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries."Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.   [That apology tour doesn't seem to be working...] http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/10356471/iran-says-could-deploy-navy-near-u-s-coast-report/
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National Legal and Policy Center reports: According to a WSJ report, "people familiar with the situation" said on Tuesday that the Obama Administration has put on hold its decision to sell the taxpayers' stake in General Motors. The article also states that "Treasury officials had anticipated GM's share price would increase following its public stock offering last November at $33 a share." It would seem that Treasury anticipated wrong.
Once again, the Obama Administration is arrogantly assuming that GM share price will recover to above $33 a share in the near future. Or perhaps the administration is not as averse to continuing its intrusion in private industry as it would have us believe. Considering that President Obama is staking a great deal on the recovery of GM regarding his reelection chances, the decision to continue a market timing gamble on the company carries significant risk that the government will try and help GM recover at an ongoing cost to taxpayers. http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/08/10/sources-say-gm-remain-government-motors
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National Legal and Policy Center reports: Professional subsidy-sucking General Motors, which seems content to marinate in its taxpayer "investment" indefinitely, is getting ambitious. No, not in the sense of paying back the $50 billion U.S. government bailout, or in producing vehicles people actually want to buy, but instead in finding other governments to subsidize its products.
Not surprisingly the new partner - in a 50-50 joint venture with the state-run auto industry - is China. And also unsurprisingly, General Electric will join GM in a related partnership in the communist nation.
Instead, in order to be able to grab the eye-popping $19,300-per-car incentives, automakers must share their technology with Chinese counterparts and produce the vehicles over there.  http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/09/22/gm-and-ge-go-all-chinese-subsidies
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Bloomberg writes: The cost for businesses to buy health coverage for workers rose the most this year since 2005 and may reach $32,175 for a family in 2021, according to a survey of private and public employers. The groups’ findings, based on data collected through May, show that health insurance is consuming a bigger share of employer costs, preempting pay raises and making companies pass on more medical costs to their workers, benefit consultants said. The premiums reported are in effect for the full year. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-27/health-benefit-costs-rise-most-in-six-years-surpassing-15-000-per-family.html
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News Observer reports:  Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.
"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."
The comment -- which came during a discussion of the economy -- perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious -- but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.  (Read her full remarks below.)  [Has she forgotten the Constitution she pledged to uphold?]
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The New Republic reports: In an 1814 letter to John Taylor, John Adams wrote that “there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” That may read today like an overstatement, but it is certainly true that our democracy finds itself facing a deep challenge: During my recent stint in the Obama administration as director of the Office of Management and Budget, it was clear to me that the country’s political polarization was growing worse—harming Washington’s ability to do the basic, necessary work of governing.  [Perhaps it would be instructive to point out to Mr. Herzog that America does not have a democracy.  Our form of government is a republic.  Perhaps the Adams quote was because of that.]
So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic. http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/94940/peter-orszag-democracy?page=0,0&passthru=MGU3YjMxNDdlN2UyMjM2MTNhZGZjNDE2MjE2NjE2Nj
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Newsbusters reports: During an appearance on Morning Joe, Tuesday, Newsweek editor Tina Brown made an off-hand remark about Barack Obama, conceding that the politician "wasn't ready" to be President. Brown has previously attacked Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives for daring to oppose the Obama

While discussing whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will change his mind and run for President, the former New Yorker editor blurted, "Actually, I just hope he doesn't, because in the end, you know, his tremendous misgivings, maybe he is right. I mean, We had this with Obama. He wasn't ready, it turns out, really."
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The Wall St. Journal writes: The pundits busy divining the reasons Herman Cain won that Florida straw poll so handily can't be blamed -- it was a compelling spectacle and a distinctly satisfying one as straw poll results go. To have listened to the candidate's prescriptions in his speech to the delegates Saturday was to see why. Everything he told the audience had been said, in one way or another, by most of the leading Republican candidates. The difference here was -- is -- Mr. Cain's unfailing capacity to speak as though from a core of fire deep inside him. An irresistible strength -- as is the mordant humor he brings to the battle. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204831304576596942553151016.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTSecond
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Big Government reports: Sally Pipes, President of the Pacific Research Institute, has written an important article in Forbes analyzing new survey results demonstrating that 87% of medical physicians in the United States no longer view the American Medical Association as representing their views and interests.
Ms. Pipes states: “Much of that dissatisfaction stems from the organization’s support for President Obama’s contentious health care reform package.” The survey, conducted by physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker, discovered that more than three times as many doctors believed that the quality of American health care would “deteriorate” rather than “improve” under ObamaCare; and nine of ten physicians think ObamaCare will have a negative impact on their profession. Most member driven organizations would collapse with such negative trends; but the AMA survives by collecting up to $70 million from its exclusive relationship with the federal government to provide CPT Codes in direct conflict with medical doctors. http://biggovernment.com/cstreet/2011/09/27/why-five-out-of-six-doctors-have-quit-the-ama/
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Pajamas Media reports: Two Bangladeshis who were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the border in June 2010 admitted under questioning that they were members of a designated terrorist organization that signed on to a fatwa by Osama bin Laden pledging to wage war against Americans.
But amazingly, after one of the men requested asylum, he was released on bond. And now one Homeland Security official tells me, concerning the released terror operative, “We don’t have the slightest idea where he is now.” http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/dhs-released-terror-operative-who-illegally-crossed-border-pjm-exclusive/
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1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranSeptember 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Great stuff--just impossible to keep up with all the crap this administration is putting out...don't forget to keep Margaret Thatcher's quote on each of your newsletters !!

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